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  Edward Coke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Edward Coke (pronounced "cook") (1 February 1552–3 September 1634) was an early English colonial entrepreneur and jurist whose writings on the English common law were the definitive legal texts for some 300 years.
One of Coke's greatest contributions to the law was to interpret Magna Carta to apply not only to the protection of nobles but to all subjects of the crown equally, which effectively established the law as a guarantor of rights among all subjects, even against Parliament and the King.
Coke's opinion in Calvin's Case established that subjects of Scotland born after King James VI became James I of England could hold land in England as well as in Scotland, because both Scots and Englishmen owed allegiance to the same king.
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 Common Law
Sir Edward Coke and many other common lawyers shared a political ideology based on the notion that ancient custom (as interpreted by common lawyers) was superior to the king and to all other forms of law.
Coke sometimes prevented cases from being heard in rival courts by issuing "prohibitions" that stated that the case was really one for the courts of common law.
Coke's wholesale use of prohibitions infuriated Sir Thomas Egerton (Baron Ellesmere and Viscount Brackley) and the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Abbot.
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 Coke, Sir Edward. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
His rival for that office was Sir Francis Bacon, thereafter one of Coke’s bitterest enemies.
In this position, and (after 1613) as chief justice of the king’s bench, Coke became the champion of common law against the encroachments of the royal prerogative and declared null and void royal proclamations that were contrary to law.
By personal and political influence, Coke got himself back on the privy council and was elected (1620) to Parliament, where he became a leader of the popular faction in opposition to James I and Charles I. He was prominent in the drafting of the Petition of Right (1628).
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 Edward Coke, Sir Biography / Biography of Edward Coke, Sir Biography
Edward Coke was born at Mileham, Norfolk, and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1567 to 1571.
Coke's ascendancy was at the expense of Sir Francis Bacon, whom Essex had supported for the attorney generalship, and the two were rivals throughout their careers.
Coke was appointed chief justice of the King's Bench in 1613.
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 Delta Chi Fraternity | Tarleton State Chapter
In 1579 Coke was one of six counsel for defendant Henry Shelley in a suit that is famous for establishing cretin precedents in the inher itance of land.
Sir Edward Coke never crossed the stormy Atlantic but a partial set of his Reports did make the historic 1620 cro ssing of the Mayflower; well into the nineteenth century Coke on Littleton was a book every lawyer knew.
Coke spent nine months in the Tower, during which time he was examined four times, his papers seized, and he was forced to defend himsel f in five different suits.
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 Sir Edward Coke
In 1579 Coke was one of six counsel for defendant Henry Shelley in a suit that is famous for establishing certain precedents in the inheritance of land.
Sir Edward Coke never crossed the stormy Atlantic but a partial set of his Reports did make the historic 1620 crossing of the Mayflower; well into the nineteenth century Coke on Littleton was a book every lawyer knew.
Coke spent nine months in the Tower, during which time he was examined four times, his papers seized, and he was forced to defend himself in five different suits.
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 Thomas Coke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Thomas Coke (1747 - 1814) was born the Welsh town of Brecon the son of a wealthy apothecary.
Coke was driven from his curacy 1776 because of his evangelical leanings and then joined with the Methodists.
Coke died while en route to India as the leader of the first mission to that country.
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 The Classical Law of Tort
Sir Edward Coke is most remembered for his forceful championship of the supremacy of the common law.
Coke was born at Mileham, Norfolk in England on February 1, 1552.
Coke entered public service and in 1589 he was elected to Parliament, becoming speaker of the House of Commons in 1593.
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 Daniel J. Hulsebosch | The Ancient Constitution and the Expanding Empire: Sir Edward Coke's British Jurisprudence | Law ...
Instead, I examine the assumption that Coke believed that his common law jurisprudence extended to the colonies and attempt to recover the original intent, as it were, of the ancient constitution in the mind of one of its framers.
Throughout his life Coke retained a medieval conception of law as primarily jurisdictional rather than jurisprudential, meaning that the common law was inseparable from the institutions that applied, practiced, and taught the common law: the Westminster courts, their circuits, the common law bar, and the Inns of Court.
Coke had contributed to the sense that English law, especially the common law of property, went abroad, but he never envisioned the common law as a free-floating jurisprudence that could be invoked as a shield against royal administration.
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 Sir Edward Coke, Petition of Right
Sir Edward Coke was an English lawyer whose defense of the supremacy of the common law against the claims of the royal prerogative had a profound influence on the development of English law and the United States Constitution.
Coke's first wife, Bridget Paston, died in 1598 and four months later Bacon was again his unsuccessful rival when he married Lady Elizabeth Hatton; it was a tempestuous and unhappy union.
Coke made a gradual return to public life, and by 1617 was back in the privy council and in the Star Chamber.
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 Coke Bio: The Online Library of Liberty
In 1606 Coke was appointed chief justice of common pleas, and it was in this post that he began to come into conflict with James I. The first instance occurred in 1607-1608 when King James attempted to assert his personal right to tax imports and exports.
Coke declared this to be unlawful, arguing that the power of taxation rested only in Parliament.
In 1613, therefore, Coke was appointed chief justice of the King's Bench.
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 The Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court
Lord Coke "was Speaker of the House of Commons and Attorney General under Queen Elizabeth, and James I made Coke first his Chief Justice of Common Pleas and then his Chief Justice of King's Bench." Payton v.
Sir Edward Coke's reinterpretation of Magna Carta provided an argument for universal liberty in England and gave American colonists a basis for their condemnation of British colonial policies.
North Carolina, 386 U.S. 213, 225 (1967) ("Coke's Institutes were read in the American Colonies by virtually every student of the law."); Payton, 445 U.S. at 596 n.36 ("Foremost among the titles to be found in private libraries of the time were the works of Coke, the great expounder of Magna Carta").
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 MSN Encarta - Search View - Coke, Sir Edward
Coke, Sir Edward (1552-1634), English jurist, who is considered one of the most eminent jurists in all English history, and best known as a compiler of the law.
Often called Lord Coke or Lord Cooke, he was born in Norfolk, and educated at the University of Cambridge.
Coke's first years as representative of the Crown were characterized by ruthless support of authority; his prosecution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, of the English statesman, courtier, and writer Sir Walter Raleigh, and of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators has been termed severe.
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 Assessment (from Sir Edward Coke) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It is true that Coke was inclined to be overbearing and impatient both at the bar and on the bench, that he was undoubtedly rather narrow, and that he was not always logical.
Thomas Coke was born in Brecon in Brecknockshire, Wales, on Sept. 9, 1747.
Edward Davenport was considered one of the most skilled and popular American actors of the mid-19th century.
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Most of the activity and writing for which Coke is remembered came after 1603, the terminal date of Allen Boyer's scholarly and readable biography, but the book is written with a keen eye towards explaining the intellectual and personal characteristics that made the younger Coke the man he would become.
Sometimes, when Coke’s part in a story is not all that well documented, as in the chapters that cover the last years of the reign and the accession of James I, this seems to produce a somewhat rushed and telegraphic quality in the prose.
Coke could be a scourge to traitors, and he hated Catholics, but the Latin epitaph on his grave claims that he himself shed more tears than the convict when he sentenced a felon to death.
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 Edward Coke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Sir Edward Coke (pronounced "cook") (1 February 1552 - 3 September 1634) was an early English colonial entrepreneur and jurist whose writingson the English common law were the definitive legal texts for some 300 years.
On January 2, 2003, Queen Elizabeth II of theUnited Kingdom refused to make a public apology for the long history of slavery under the British Empire on the basis that it was legal at the time.
Copies of Coke's writings arrived in North America on the Mayflower in 1620, and both John Adams and Patrick Henry cited Coke's treatises tosupport their revolutionary positions against the Mother Country in the 1770s.
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 Delta Chi International Fraternity | History - Sir Edward Coke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Coke's insistence on the supremacy of the common law made him anathema to the rulers of his day—and a hero in the history of the rule of law.
He sued, and although Coke did not believe in monopolies, he was duty bound, as Attorney General, to argue for Darcy, in defense of the queen's power to grant monopolies.
Coke understood was too few economists even today understand—that the poor have the most to gain from economic freedom, and the most to lose when government oversteps the rule of law.
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 Coke, Sir Edward on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Edward Coke: el primer defensor de los derechos fundamentales.(político inglés)(Biografía)
Obituaries: Professor Sir William Wade; Giant of constitutional and administrative law.(Obituaries)
"Martyrs in Flames": Sir John Temple and the conception of the Irish in English martyrologies*.
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 H-Net Review: John Cramsie on Sir Edward Coke and the Elizabethan Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Coke's most notable encounter with religious politics was in his opposition to the notorious ex officio oath, by which the Court of High Commission could effectively force defendants to incriminate themselves.
What was Coke's involvement as attorney-general in exploiting the profits of law in the form of monopolies and other projects--a club Coke would wield against James I's attorney-general (and others) during the famous monopolies debates in the parliament of 1621?[4] All of this contributes to a certain superficiality and lack of thematic focus.
Edward Coke was, in Kyle's turn of phrase "A Man for all Meetings" in the parliament-heavy 1620s, yet his plethora of committee assignments frequently conflicted with one another and it would be wrong to assume Coke prioritized obvious ones; he chose the committee examining leases in the Duchy of Cornwall over one debating Magna Carta.
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 Edward COKE (Chief Justice)
Sir Edward Coke, Educated at Norwich Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge, Lord Chief Justice, added greatly to the Norfolk estates, inherited Suffolk property through his wife Bridget Paston of Huntingfield, and purchased estates in Buckinghamshire (Farnham Royal), Dorset (Durweston, etc.), London (Bevis Marks), Oxfordshire (Minster Lovell), Somerset (Donyatt) and elsewhere.
Property in Derbyshire, Lancashire and Suffolk was settled on, or acquired through marriage by a younger son of Sir Edward Coke, and used again thereafter to provide for a junior branch of the family.
His wife died, and he soon remarried Elizabeth Cecil, widow of Sir William Newport of Holdenby (nephew and heir of Christopher Hatton); granddaughter of Lord Burghley and niece of Robert Cecil, the most influential minister of Queen Elizabeth and, for a while, of her successor, James I.
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 Sir Edward Coke and the Elizabethan Age - Allen D. Boyer
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), the first judge to strike down a law, gave us modern common law by turning medieval common law inside-out.
Coke is the earliest judge still cited routinely by practicing lawyers.
In particular, this book highlights Coke's close connection with the Puritans of England; his learning, legal practice, and legal theory; his family life and ambitious dealings; and the treason cases he prosecuted.
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 Anecdote - Sir Edward Coke - Flesh in the Pot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
When, in 1598, Sir Edward Coke (pronounced "cook") married his second wife - Lady Elizabeth Hatton (widow of Sir William Hatton and granddaughter of Lord Burghley) - many wondered why a lady with such connections would conjoin with a man of such lowly roots.
One night, Coke, in bed with his wife, put his hand on her belly and felt the stir of a child.
Coke, Sir Edward (1552-1634) English attorney general (1594) and chief justice (1615-16) [noted for his support of Parliament in the face of challenges by James I and Charles I] [Sources: J. Aubrey, Brief Lives]
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 Sir Edward Coke
Called to the bar in 1578, Coke became member of Parliament for Aldeburgh in 1589, and solicitor general and recorder of London in 1592.
Coke was made chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas.
Coke continued to speak energetically for the liberties of parliament and this resulted in 9 months in prison...no charges could be made to stick!
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 Edward Coke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Sir Edward Coke, Bodin's English contemporary, was adamant that "there is no warrant to torture in this land".
united in the show trial in 1606 of the perpetrators of “the greatest treasons that were ever plotted in England”, in the words of Sir Edward Coke (he had...
By EDWARD L. The school's Coke machines still bear the familiar red and white Coca-Cola logo, but all they offer now is Dasani bottled water or Minute...
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 COKE, SIR EDWARD (1552-1634) - Online Information article about COKE, SIR EDWARD (1552-1634)
COKE (a northern English word, possibly connected with " colk," core)
Of the first and second parliaments of Charles I. Coke was again a member.
Coke published Institutes (1628), of which the first is also known as Coke upon See also:
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 Career as chief justice (from Sir Edward Coke) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In 1606 Coke was made chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and it was there that a series of conflicts took place that eventually broke his judicial career.
At the time of Coke's appointment, Archbishop Richard Bancroft had already started his attempt to shake off the control of the common-law courts over the jurisdiction of ecclesiastical courts.
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